Tasty Tomato Recipes

Tasty tomato recipes

Juicy, ripe and colorful, fresh tomatoes are one of the season’s greatest pleasures. Turn them into something special to enjoy any time of day with these easy, delicious recipes.

 

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Ingredients

4 Medium Tomatoes, sliced

¼ cup fresh Basil leaves

½ pound fresh Mozzarella Cheese sliced

Balsamic Vinaigrette:

2 tbsp Olive Oil

2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

1 tsp Ground Mustard

1/8 tsp Salt

1/8 tsp Pepper

Directions

Arrange the tomatoes, cheese and basil on a serving platter.  Whisk the vinaigrette ingredients; drizzle over salad.

Makes 4 servings

 

 

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Easy Salsa

Chop up 4 large tomatoes, one-fourth of an onion, 6 sprigs cilantro, 2 garlic cloves and 1 jalapeno chili. Place all chopped ingredients in a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons lime juice and one-half teaspoon salt. Mix everything together thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate the salsa until it is ready to serve.

 

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Pasta with No-Cook Tomato Sauce 

Ingredients

2 pounds ripe tomatoes, cored, chopped

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons minced fresh basil

1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano

1 clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste

10 ounce penne or rigatoni

1/4 cup grated Parmesan, optional

Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

In a bowl, toss tomatoes, olive oil, basil, oregano, garlic and salt. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta until al dente, about 10 minutes or as package label directs. Drain pasta and place in bowl with tomatoes. Add Parmesan, if desired, and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

 

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

Ingredients

Waxed Paper

2 Large Eggs

2Tbsp Water

1 Cup All Purpose Flour

1 Cup Yellow Cornmeal

Salt to Taste

Freshly Ground Pepper to taste

2 lbs. Green Tomatoes, Sliced

1 Cup Canola Oil for frying, or as needed

Directions

Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.

Beat eggs and water in a shallow bowl.  Place flour and cornmeal in 2 separate shallow bowls.  Season the cornmeal with salt and pepper.

Dip each tomato slice into flour, then, dip into the egg mixture.  Press the tomato into cornmeal mixture, shaking off excess.  Transfer tomato to prepared baking sheet.  Repeat with remaining tomato slices, arranging tomatoes in a single layer.

Heat about ¼ inch canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat until oil begins to shimmer.  Fry tomatoes in batches until golden and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes per side.  Drain on paper towel-lined plates.  Repeat with remaining tomatoes.  Serve with Remoulade Sauce.

 

Remoulade Sauce

Ingredients

1/2 cup of chopped green onion

1/2 cup of finely minced celery

1 clove of garlic, finely minced

2 tablespoons of ketchup

1/8 cup of mustard

1 tablespoon of horseradish

1 cup of mayonnaise

2 yolks from hard boiled eggs, chopped

1/8 to 1/2 cup of white or apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon of paprika

Couple dashes of Worcestershire sauce

Couple dashes of hot pepper sauce

Pinch of thyme

Pinch of tarragon

Couple pinches of chopped parsley

Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper, to taste

1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil

Directions
Combine all of the ingredients except for the olive oil. Drizzle in the olive oil, a little at a time, while whisking briskly until mixture is well blended and reaches a nice creamy consistency. Can also process in a food processor for a smoother consistency, if desired. Taste, adjust seasonings, and refrigerate for several hours or overnight to thoroughly chill.

Bruschetta Tomato and Basil

Bruschetta Tomato and Basil

Ingredients

6 Tomatoes, diced

2 Cloves Garlic, chopped

2 Cloves Garlic, peeled

3 Tbsp Olive Oil

2 ¼ tsp Balsamic Vinegar

2 Tbsp chopped fresh Basil

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

8 slices Italian Bread, cut about 1 inch thick

2 Tbsp grated Parmingiano-Reggiano Cheese

Directions

Whisk together chopped garlic, vinegar, salt, pepper, and basil.

When combined slowly drizzle in oil.

Add tomatoes and let sit for 20 minutes at room temp.

Meanwhile, toast the bread.

This can be done either in the toaster (if it’s got really wide slots) or under the broiler.

When the bread is toasted rub each piece, on one side, with the whole garlic pieces.

Place the bread on a cookie sheet and top with tomato mixture.

Sprinkle on a little cheese and broil till the cheese melts (you can skip that last broiling bit and it’s equally as wonderful).

Serve immediately.

 

BAKED STUFFED TOMATOES

BAKED STUFFED TOMATOES

Ingredients

6 large tomatoes

1 cup of bread crumbs

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon minced onion

1 well-beaten egg

2 tablespoons melted butter

1 teaspoon minced parsley

Pepper

Directions

Remove the tomato stems and cut out the centers of the tomatoes. Fill tomatoes with a stuffing made of the remaining ingredients.  Place into a baking dish and bake for half an hour at 350 degrees F.

Mediterranean Tomato White Bean Dip

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Ingredients

1 can (15oz.) cannellini beans, rinsed and well drained

1 can (14.5oz.) Del Monte® Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic & Oregano, well drained

⅓ cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. smoked paprika

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender; pulse to puree to desired texture.

Garnish with drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle with paprika, if desired. Serve with red bell pepper strips, bread sticks or pita chips, as desired.

Creamy Spinach Tomato Tortellini

Creamy Spinach Tomato Tortellini

Ingredients

1 bag regular sized Barilla three cheese tortellini (8 oz) or 16 oz fresh tortellini in the refrigerated section of your grocery store

2 teaspoon minced garlic

1 cup chopped fresh spinach

1 (14.5 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil

1 teaspoon onion flakes

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups half-and-half

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Begin by boiling your tortellini noodles until they are al dente (aka ready). Follow the directions on the bag for boiling time.

While the tortellini is boiling, chop the spinach roughly.

Heat a large skillet using medium heat and put the two teaspoons of minced garlic into it. Sautee it briefly until fragrant, about thirty seconds.

Add into the skillet the petite diced tomatoes (undrained), spinach, salt, pepper, dried basil, and onion flakes.

Cook and stir over medium high heat until the mixture begins to bubble.

In another bowl, combine the flour and half-and-half. Whisk until fairly smooth.

Add the creamy mixture into the skillet along with the parmesan cheese.

Heat through and reduce the heat to medium low and continue to stir and cook until it thickens, about 5 minutes.

Add the drained tortellini and mix together gently.

Serve and enjoy!

Tomato Gravy

Tomato gravy

This gravy is great with warm peach cobbler or bread pudding.  Some people use this gravy on cube steak or meatloaf.  Serve over hot buttermilk biscuits along with bacon or sausage for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.

Ingredients

1 pt. tomato juice

1/2 pt. water

1 t. margarine

Paste:

1 c. milk

3 T. flour

2 T. sugar

Directions

Bring tomato juice, water and margarine to a boil.  Make a thin paste of milk, sugar and flour. Stir in tomato juice until it cooks and starts to thicken.

Tomato Soup

tomato soup

Ingredients

1 medium white or yellow onion

6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter

Two 14.5-ounce cans diced tomatoes

One 46-ounce bottle or can tomato juice

3 to 6 tablespoons sugar

1 or 2 tablespoons chicken base, or 3 chicken bouillon cubes

Freshly ground black pepper

1 cup sherry, optional

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

Directions

To begin, dice the onion. Melt the butter in a large pot or Dutch oven. Throw in the onion and cook until translucent. Now dump in the diced tomatoes and stir to combine. Add the tomato juice. Next – and this is important – in order to combat the acidity of the tomatoes add 3 to 6 tablespoons of sugar. Now, you’ll want to start on the low side, then taste and add more as needed. Some tomatoes and juice have more of an acidic bite than others. (add 6 tablespoons of sugar.) Next, add 1 or 2 tablespoons chicken base to the pot. Add lots of freshly ground black pepper. Stir to combine; heat almost to a boil. Then turn off the heat. Stir in the cream. Add the basil and parsley and stir. Serve the soup warm!